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Google Files Go is now just “Files” with a new Material Theme redesign

For some reason, stock Android lacked a proper file manager until Google released the Files Go app last year. Third-party file managers have been popular since the early days of Android, but the OS still doesn't ship with a full-featured first-party file manager. (The DocumentsProvider Files app has basic file management capabilities since Android 4.4...

Google Files Go gets a built-in media player, faster sharing, and advanced browsing

Files Go was released last year by Google to finally offer a first-party solution for browsing the files on Android devices. It offers features like identifying big files and folders, decluttering the device, and more. Unfortunately, it still isn't built into the system itself, but the application has more than 10 million downloads on the...

Apps shared via Google Files Go, SHAREIt, and Xender will be verified by Google Play

Google has worked on a way to keep those users secure who love side-loading applications. Back in June, they started to automatically add security metadata to any app uploaded to the Google Play Store so that they can be verified as originating from Google Play when shared elsewhere. This helps users by having their side-loaded...

Files Go by Google adds share tab, faster offline sharing, and file extraction

Google released Files Go as the company's first smart storage app for Android back in November. The app is a pseudo-file manager, as it doesn't have an option to browse the full contents of a device's internal storage. Instead, it helps users clear unneeded files. In this respect, Files Go helps Google catch up to...

Google Files Go now works on tablets, supports filtering for files on SD card, and lets you set the default handler for file types

For years, Android didn't have a proper first-party file manager. The DocumentsProvider gained basic file management capabilities in Android 4.4 KitKat, but unfortunately, it was never upgraded to a full-fledged manager. Most users turned to third-party solutions, which is one of the reasons why file managers are some of the Play Store's top sellers. In November, Google...

Google’s Files Go Smart File Manager has been Accidentally Leaked

One feature which stock Android has always lacked is proper, fleshed-out file manager. OEMs have made it a point to include custom file managers in their ROMs, but with Android 4.4 KitKat, the Documents provider gained basic file management capabilities. However, the functionality was never upgraded into a full file manager. However, this opinion has proved unpopular, as...
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